HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BUNGALOW BUILT IN 1888

Kurt Friedmann

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BUNGALOW BUILT IN 1888

San Luis Obispo Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Best Location in San Luis Obispo!

Perfectly situated, just two blocks from the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, this charming 1888 garden bungalow will immediately make you feel right at home. Three beautiful bedrooms with queen beds, a single bedroom / office with an additional daybed, and two bathrooms, provide comfortable accommodation for 6-7 people. Hardwood floors, tongue and groove ceilings, and many antiques adorn the house and give it a special old-world ambiance.

The kitchen has all modern, stainless-steel appliances and is the perfect setting for cooking and entertaining.

Awaiting you just outside is a garden paradise. Three separate wood and flagstone patios, koi ponds with spectacular waterfalls, a stone fire pit, and hundreds of tropical plants provide a romantic secret-garden setting. The many curved serpentine stone walls all are built at sitting height, making them perfect for sitting in the sun or under a shaded tree.

This is truly a special property centered in the most charming downtown in America.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
House was perfect in every way. Incredible gardens, beautiful interior, amazing kitchen for preparing meals. Beyond expectations!
Aug 2012
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Kurt Friedmann

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A life-long resident of San Luis Obispo, I graduated from Cal Poly SLO, traveled worldwide for several years, and discovered that I already lived in paradise! So I never left.

It's great to live in a vacation :o)

I feel lucky and honored to have purchased this unique property from the family that originally owned it since 1888. So, in 125 years, I am the second owner, have lived here for 30 years, and intend to keep the property throughout my lifetime.

Rich in history, the house has a calming, old-world ambiance and presence that immediately made me feel at home.

As a student at Cal Poly, I rented this property (along with a host of roommates) while attending university. After graduating, I asked the owners if someday I could buy it from them. The answer always was, 'We want to keep it in the family.' Then one day, the daughter of the man who built the property came to me and said, 'we've decided that you are family.'

Upon purchasing the property, I made two promises to the owner, 1) make it beautiful so it will never be torn down and turned into condos and 2) always have lots of friends and family over because the house had forever been a place of many friends, laughs, and good times.

Keeping both promises, the house was beautifully remodeled in 1998 and continues to be a gathering place for fun with friends / family and weekly dinner parties.

So relax and enjoy...you're among family here at the Peach Street 1888 Bungalow!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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5
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Historic Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428124vb
(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Oakland, CA
5

GREAT VACATION RENTAL

  • 5 of 5
Rented this house in SLO with my family over Christmas break (5 adults). The house was fantastic and exactly as I had envisioned from other reviewers.

The house has two bedrooms with double beds downstairs + a study that has a single daybed. The attic is one large room with a double bed and an entertainment center.

Pros:

- Kurt is a very helpful owner. Whatever I needed, he either found it in the house for me or brought it over.
- The house has everything you need, just like you would have at home. Tons of appliances, cookware, fully outfitted office, outdoor garden with seating areas and heat lamps, large dining room table.
- As other reviewers mentioned, the kitchen is ridiculously pimped out. I cooked Christmas dinner and had no problem. I needed a slow cooker -- the house had 2. There are tons of dishes and cookware. The breakfast nook is a great place to hang out, and the kitchen island has stools for people to graze on food as it comes off the stove.
- The house is walking distance from downtown San Luis Obispo and a short drive to a lot of great hiking and beaches.

Cons:

- The attic bedroom can get a little cold in the winter. Kurt offered and was kind enough to bring us extra blankets from another location.
- The attic bedroom is accessed by a spiral staircase that's pretty steep and narrow. It wouldn't be appropriate to put small children or elderly folks up in the attic. Even lugging carry-on suitcases up there was a challenge.
- The living room on the 1st floor is not super huge. It really only has one couch, which is too bad because the fireplace is very nice and the entertainment setup is pretty sweet (Roku,PC, Flat Screen TV, stereo). But you could always go up to the attic for more room.

Don't get hung up on the Cons, though, because the place is an excellent place for a getaway.
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428124vb
(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Holzhauer
5

DELIGHTFUL STAY

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here for a week for a family wedding, joined for part of the time by our two adult daughters, my mother, and my sister and her family. There was plenty of room for all. It is a very nice bungalow, with a gourmet-friendly kitchen, lovely dining room in addition to an eating area off the kitchen, and a nice living room. The bedrooms and baths were comfortable and well furnished. The upstairs bedroom and living area gives it a lot of flexibility. The yard is fantastic, with a koi pond and a nice sitting area right behind the bungalow. It is in a quiet residential area, but a very easy walk to the vibrant downtown and easy access to major roadways. The owner is very pleasant and helpful. We would certainly not hesitate to return, and are glad to give it our highest recommendation.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428124vb
(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Bay Area, CA
5

CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK!

Can't Wait to Come Back!
  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed in the Peach Street Bungalow for Thanksgiving. We can't say enough about how wonderful our stay was. We enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner outside by the waterfall/pond under the warmth of the heat lamps. Every amenity and more was there to meet our needs, and Kurt was beyond hospitable and wanted to ensure our weekend was very special. Downtown SLO was even closer than we had anticipated and there were several delicious wineries nearby. By far one of the most memorable Thanksgivings we've ever had.

We highly recommend staying here, and we can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
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(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Oceanside, CA/USA
5

WEEKEND GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
What a great bungalow house! Kurt really did a fabulous job of making us (a group of 4 friends) feel relaxed and at home. The property is ideally located for taking walks into downtown, freeway access and a launch point for some great cycling. Two of our group literally never left the property in that the backyard/patio/koi pond area was so inviting and relaxing - they got their R&R. Myself and another friend took advantage of the great weather and cycled all weekend. Kurt tipped us off to an awesome Saturday morning Farmers Market at Madonna Center, and we ate all our meals at home, because the kitchen was so well stock with literally anything a cook needed: rice cooker, mega-blender (we had kale, banana and blueberry smoothies!) ... and everything was quality cookware, too! Kurt's home was so relaxing with comfy beds and lovely decor. But that backyard was really the show piece in our opinion. Kurt was uber helpful and always available by phone/email in case we had any questions/concerns. Funny story: we told him the next morning that the French press had a crack in it and an hour later, he comes swooping in on his skateboard carrying a new French press!

Come stay at the Bungalow House - you will be recharged!
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428124vb
(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Emeryville, CA
5

CHARMING, COMFORTABLE AND A GREAT PLACE TO CATCH UP WITH FRIENDS

  • 5 of 5
I kidnapped my husband to meet friends there for a surprise birthday celebration and a few days of catching up. The private rear yard has lovely areas for breakfast in the garden, a glass of wine in the shade, toasting marshmallows by the fire pit, and yoga by the koi pond (though the fish wondered what we were doing). The home is very well appointed, with a great, fully equipped kitchen which we took full advantage of, comfortable living areas, and very comfy beds. The host was very friendly and helpful, and recommended some great local wineries for tastings and touring. It's a short stroll to the center of town, the mission, and the Thursday night farmers' market, and there's easy access to 101 for day trips (not that you can hear it).
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Downtown Bungalow Built in 1888
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428124vb
(805) 234-0648
San Luis Obispo Central Coast California
Carlsbad
5

ADORABLE HOUSE TWO BLOCKS FROM THE HEART OF SLO

  • 5 of 5
A group of friends and I just stayed here for the weekend for a friends wedding and got lucky to of found this amazing house. This cute bungalow is close to downtown, which makes it idea if you like to using walking as your main source of transportation. If you plan on entertaining like we did for friends or family then you have struck gold. The kitchen is equiped with every pan, utensil and wine glass you can possible imagin not to mention a outdoor sitting area and beautiflul landscaped gardens. The beds were so comfty and the rooms are nicely decorated. If I had my way I would pack up my bags and move in. We had friends stay at a few other house listed and ours was by far the best, you cant beat the location.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Lauren...you are the best and I hope to see you back soon! Here's to fine wine on the patio!!!
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Best location in San Luis Obispo. Just two blocks from the historic Old Mission in the center of downtown, the property is walking distance to anything downtown.

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San Luis Obispo Bungalow Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$400
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$6,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

San Luis Obispo Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Adventure
General:
  • Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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